Sam Herrick

DSC_7754State/Country: New Mexico
Hometown: Albuquerque
High School: of Cottonwood Classical Preparatory School
College Plans: New Mexico Tech
Major: Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering
Interests: Music, Chess

Press Release

CHARLESTON, WV – July 14th 2016 – Sam Herrick, a graduate of Cottonwood Classical Preparatory School in Albuquerque, New Mexico represented his state at the National Youth Science Camp.  Herrick joined 102 other delegates from 48 states and 8 countries in the prestigious annual science program.  The National Youth Science Camp, located in the Monongahela National Forest near Charleston, West Virginia, integrates science programing with music, art and outdoor activities.

Each year, every state and several countries send up to two delegates, male and female, to the National Youth Science Camp.  Delegates attend lectures by science industry leaders, engineers, and researchers, but also participate in outdoor activities.  Delegates also have the opportunity to participate in directed studies where they gain individual, hands on experience in fields they find interesting.

“My favorite part of the Science Camp is definitely the unpredictability of the schedule,” said Herrick.  “It’s kind of frustrating when the staff won’t tell you what’s next, but the surprises keep you on your toes.”

The National Youth Science Camp is operated by the National Youth Science Foundation. For more information, please visit Click the photograph below to download a high resolution version suitable for publication.

Herrick plans to attend the New Mexico Tech, to study Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.

Contact Information
John P. Giroir, Director, National Youth Science Camp – – 304-205-9724

National Youth Science Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 3387
Charleston, WV 25333-3387